Koryusai (1735 - 1790) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Courtesan and Lover through a Window
- In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Comments - Charming large format pillar print design of two young lovers meeting through a latticed window in wintertime. The young man stands outside in the snow, umbrella in hand, as the beauty reaches through the window to gently touch his collar. A handsome reprint of a wonderful scene by Koryusai.
Artist - Koryusai (1735 - 1790)
Image Size - 25 1/2" x 5 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Horizontal and diagonal folds. Slight toning and creasing, a few spots. Please note, folded by publisher for storage, will be shipped folded or rolled. Please see photos for details.